Regularly switching rental homes can be troublesome for renters. If they have lived in a rental home for a couple of years, they may have developed a sense of belonging to the property even after they have given back the keys. If they took the move bitterly, tenants might attempt to take advantage of their prior occupancy by storing personal items on your The Bronx property, coming back to pick up their mail, or even continuing to access the internet.
Renters sometimes become so attached to the property that they think they can come back to the property anytime to finish up some tasks or to access amenities that they used to benefit from. However, as soon as the keys have changed hands back to the property owner or property management company, the former tenant no longer has the right to access the property. If they do try to access the property or any related amenities, they are trespassing and violating the law.
As a property owner, you should let your tenants know about these facts. They may not understand that property owners and property management professionals need access to the property immediately after a renter vacates to check the state of the home and to begin renovations. They may also not understand that handing in their keys means that they have given up the right to possession and may even be giving up the right to personal property left at the rental home.
Helping your renters understand how to ready themselves and manage their move-out process is a critical part of a successful rental process. Proactively helping by giving instructions, such as a checklist of things to do, can go a long way toward helping your tenants complete the move-out correctly. Tenants must always be aware that necessary move-out tasks, like forwarding mail, moving out all possessions, and cleaning the property, need to happen before the final exchange of keys. It is also important to explain that access to the property and all amenities is no longer allowed.
These kinds of discussions are our specialty at Real Property Management New York Gold. Our property management professionals can facilitate the move-out process from start to end, making sure that your tenants have the information and resources they need to surrender the property when they turn in the keys. For more information about how our The Bronx property management services can be of assistance to you, contact us online or call us at 347-905-5770.
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